2022 WAS A CELEBRATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF GLASS
IN THE GLASS CITY.
Toledo has earned the title of The Glass City through its long history of innovation in all aspects of the glass industry. In celebration of the United Nation’s International Year of Glass, more than a dozen local organizations joined forces to highlight our region’s rich history in glass and manufacturing, to showcase the birthplace of the Studio Glass Movement and our vibrant art scene today, and to celebrate Toledo as the epicenter of the glass industry. A variety of events including lectures, tours, workshops and a dynamic art & music festival took place throughout 2022 in celebration of the International Year in Toledo.
United Nations International Year of Glass
The United Nations in May 2021 formally declared 2022 as the United Nations International Year of Glass to celebrate the essential role glass has and will continue to have in our global society.
The goal for the United Nations International Year of Glass (IYOG) was to celebrate the past, present, and future of this transformative material.
A two-day opening ceremony at the Palace of Nations in Geneva, Switzerland featured 30 world class speakers and was streamed worldwide!